Elder Kingston and Elder Combes

Elder Kingston and Elder Combes
Monterrey, Mexico 8/2010

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Elder James Kingston
Mision Mexico Monterrey Oeste
Calle Chiapas #2202
Col. Roma Sur Monterrey N.L.
C.P. 64700

Acuna, Mexico


Monterrey Mexico Temple

Monday, March 28, 2011

Visited Elder Smith's former areas today

Hey Family,
its great to hear all is swell..=)
i don't have much time right now because my companion and I went to visit converts in his other areas he has been in and we took a little longer than expected. it was nice to see the faces of his converts and how excited they were to see him.. i cant wait until i get to visit my past areas...
Great news. Victor and Alicia where confirmed members of the church yesterday. they are both very excited and thrilled, i cant believe how much they are progressing.
it is crazy to think that this will be my last transfer in the mission. im definitely going to make time count with these last few weeks. oh and dad no i will not have to do another presentation. we do them  every 3 months, so i lucked out.lol
well i better get going got a lot to do... i love you all so much....
Elder Kingston
Oh and this next week i wanna hear what it is that stood out to you the most in General Conference....=)

 oh and fyi for dad:  for the month of march we had the goal of 300 baptisms but we got 236 baptisms and 210 confirmations.... but you have to remember we are in Mexico...lol

Hey mom love you... thanks for the picture of Christian... i cant wait to meet him...
also dont know if you already know but Keva and I will be arriving in Sacramento the 12 of may which is a thursday and we will be getting there at 8:15 pm...
just thought ill give you a heads up...=)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Open Our Mouths!

Hey Family,
Happy St. Patricks Day.... lol i didnt even know it was St. Patricks Day... i know what a loser.. but nobody here celebrates that...=(
i really haven't heard much of the tsunami that hit japan, but it truly is sad to hear...  im glad to hear that all the Takahashi family is okay...
mom thats exciting that your starting camp kick off...=) just don't get stressed out...lol
well Exciting news, Alicia and Victor were baptized yesterday. i baptized Alicia and elder Smyth baptized Victor. they are so happy and grateful for the gospel and the change it has made in their life.... they were also accompanied with their daughter Ericka, her husband Cesar and their twins , their son Victor went, also their neighbors Monica and Eduardo who we are also teaching went as well. they all really liked it. the ward did a really good job in befriending them. I'm pretty sure we will be seeing all of them in the waters of baptism soon.=)
I was just thinking the other day, that all of this was able to happen just by opening our mouth. about 3 weeks ago we contacted a lady named Mirium while walking, she gave us her direction to be able to teach her another day. we went to her house but she wasn't there so we decided to contact her neighbors and that's when we saw victor cutting the tree... i know it wasn't just for luck we found them.. they were prepared to hear this message, and by opening our mouth we were able to help them come unto Christ and not only them but their family and friends too. what a beautiful work.
the only thing that bugs me is many people think its just the missionaries job to talk to the people about the gospel. and they're absolutely wrong, as members we are all responsible to share the gospel. when we were baptized we took upon ourselves the name of Christ. which means we are disciples of him. in Preach My Gospel it talks about how the members should find, and the missionaries should teach and prepare them for baptism. Members are like undercover missionaries.lol and people aren't going to run from you when they see you on the street. i am really glad to hear mom and dad that you guys are helping out alot in the missionary work... I'm proud of you guys...=)
oh and thanks for sending me money for shoes... i much appreciate it....lol ill have to show you my other ones when i get home....
well i hope you have a great week... love you all...

Baptism Sunday

Hey Family,,=)
Mom Happy Early Birthday....=)
and Keva congratulations on getting into BYU... =) that's awesome....
im happy to know that grandma grandpa and uncle pat all had a good visit and were able to spend time with you guys and grandpas brother...
dad how was west minister woods??? was the weather okay?
well remember Alicia and victor? the people we helped last week cutting branches...
well they went to church yesterday and they really liked it. they accepted to be baptized this Sunday. the 13th of march. I'm so excited for them. they are learning so much, yesterday we were teaching them and their son Victor. their son Victor has some pretty crazy ideas. he doesn't have a religion, but he really likes to meditate and believes in the nature of things... but last night Victor, the one with the crazy ideas,  asked his son what religion he was a part of and his son said "i don't have one".... then victor was all proud saying that's my kid.... lol then Victor senior the one we are teaching, the dad of victor said out loud.... "you guys are living in apostasy" ha ha we just started laughing and i was just surprised at all he is learning.... he takes really good notes and is learning so fast... when we showed them the baptismal font and challenged them to be baptized, they didnt hesitate at all to respond, they just said yes of course...  it truly is a blessing to be here and be able to see the change in people through the gospel..
well id better get going, but just remember how important it is to share this gospel, i challenge each of you to share at least one principal of what we believe in to a non member...=) Love you all,
Elder Kingston